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Butter Stone, nr Lartington

Butter Stone is a prominent boulder located on the moors near Lartington and Cotherstone. It was used during the 1663-5 plague as a place where villagers left money in exchange for food, so those bringing the food did not come into contact with the infected people. Butter Stone is Grade II listed.

Cotherstone Grade II Listed Historic Buildings and Monuments in Cotherstone Civil Parish Bubonic Plague
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Butter Stone

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The Butterstone

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The Butter Stone above Cotherstone

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- "Grooved, roughly-pyramidal boulder about 0.75 metre high. This boulder was used during the 1663-5 plague as an exchange point where the inhabitants of Barnard Castle could leave money for produce …

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List number: 1121050
List grade: 2
County: County Durham
Grid ref: NY9997318384


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